A quest for true recycling
Kacho Solutions' vision is to also be a future leader in the management and recycling of target e-wastes in Africa. We are partnering with GA 90 oy recycling to build a professional logistics network in selected African countries to collect end of life cycle mobile phones and batteries for true recycling. We will combine our expertise and experience in the telecoms industry with Finnish know how and technology to be make good use of these e-waste.
A lot of electronic scrap is piling up in developing countries. Now is the time to make an impact in cleaning up using true recycling, and the best available technology (BAT) to extract the precious metals for more than 90% reuse. We will take part in clean up of e-waste, turning scrap mobile phones into reusable material. Valuable extracted material includes gold, copper, cobolt and zinc.
Green is Good for All WE INTEND TO CAPITALISE ON THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY!
We are reversing e-material waste into valuables and sustainable reuse. By using business as a tool GA 90 IS MAKING AN IMPACT NOW in Ghana in co-operation with socially responsible partners nationwide - benefiting the local community! In Ghana, GA 90 oy has uncovered a potential of 40 million scrap mobiles is waiting to be collected. With nationwide partners, GA 90 oy is using reverse logistics, enabling break even at the end of 2016 with revenues of over 1 M€ and EBIT of 25% year-on-year.
WE WANT TO TURN THE TIDE AND DO THE SAME IN SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA AND GUINEA - AND MAKE BUSINESS!
We are taking on the challenge on the more 6.6 million tons of e-waste in each of these countries. Our partnership with GA90 oy is enabling us to work in the countries we operate in.
According to local Ghanaian and Nigerian sources interviewed by CI’s partner organisation, DanWatch (2008), as few as one in four of the imports are working, while the remaining electron waste, also known as e-waste, often ends up on dumpsite fires
Disposed or secondary electronic devices contain valuable material i.e. zinc, nickel, silver, gold to mention some precious metals. On the other hand, e-waste is laden with toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium that can leak into water, soils and the atmosphere, posing significant environmental and human health risks. This is an enormous problem, especially in developing countries. Watch our business partner, Akkuser, in action:
Making sure individuals are motivated about their environment through communal action.
Clean Up the Environment
True recycling with the best technology for developing nations. Everyone deserves a clean environment.
A Benefit to the Local Community
Community shares in the profit, we align private and public interests.